‘I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time’: YouTuber Jake Paul blasts Tommy Fury over their cancelled grudge match after Love Island star’s father revealed he ‘wasn’t exactly in training’ for the bout next month
- Tommy Fury was forced to pull out of the fight next month due to a visa issue
- He had not been able to get on his flight to the United States to promote the fight
- Jake Paul branded his rival ‘a scared little boy who doesn’t want to fight’
- Now John Fury has claimed his son ‘wasn’t exactly in training’ for the fight
YouTuber Jake Paul says he should sue Tommy Fury over their cancelled fight after the Love Island star’s father revealed he ‘wasn’t exactly in training’ for the bout at Madison Square Garden next month.
Fury was forced to pull out of a second fight date with his American rival due to a visa issue that saw him turned away at the airport last weekend, when he attempted to travel for a launch press conference.
However, John Fury said his son, Tommy, ‘wasn’t exactly in training’ for his doomed fight and would have needed to lose over two stone to make weight for the fight on August 6.
YouTuber Jake Paul (above) says he should sue Tommy Fury over their cancelled fight
Paul, who had branded his rival a scared little boy who doesn’t want to fight, tweeted: ‘I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time.’
The pair were supposed to settle their rivalry back in December at the Amalie Arena in Florida, but Fury had to pull out with a broken rib and a chest infection.
As a result, their fight was rescheduled for August 6 at Madison Square Garden. However, Fury faced a stumbling block when trying to enter into America.
Fury was set to fly to the United States for a press conference to promote their fight but was denied entry.
Tommy Fury was denied entry into America ahead of their press conference last month
Fury filmed a video explaining why he had not been able to get on his flight to the United States to promote the fight last month.
‘He said: And as soon as I entered the airport I got pulled to one side and I was told by the Homeland Security officer that was there that my ESTA had been denied and I wasn’t able to travel to the USA for a reason that I apparently know.
‘I can stand here and I say I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong and I have no clue why I’m not allowed to travel to the USA.’
‘I’ve been training for a fight this whole time and that’s all I’ve been doing. I have no clue why they will not allow me to travel today and neither does any of my team or my lawyers.
Paul’s fight with Fury was scheduled to go ahead at Madison Square Garden on August 6
But his father is now claiming that he had been having a less-than-ideal camp before the bout was cancelled, particularly as his own involvement was limited.
John is touring the UK with his son, Tyson, and claims that he wasn’t able to deal with Tommy as much as he usually would.
‘Tommy wasn’t exactly in training,’ John told DAZN. ‘He’d only had about 10 days because he’d been on holiday and it was a surprising thing for him. I was a way out of it doing these tours and being busy elsewhere so I never got the chance to look at it properly. When I’ve paid attention, I noticed the whole thing wasn’t right anyway.
‘But I said ‘Okay, it is what it is, if you want to go over there and box him, do it. You’re experienced enough now and it’s a 50-50 platform. I know you could be fitter, you’re overweight, but it’s entirely up to yourself because I’m busy and I can’t do it.’ So, he said ‘Okay then, I’ll do my own thing and I’ll go fight him anyway because I can beat him.’
Hasim Rahman Jr has been named as the replacement for Tommy Fury for the fight in New York City
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